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Stephanie McMahon | Earthwork, 2016, oil on panel, 59 x 47 inches. Photo courtesy of the artist.

BUOYED BY COLOR AT STEPHANIE MCMAHON’S SOLO EXHIBITION AT T+H GALLERY

Stephanie McMahon’s first solo exhibition in Boston, and the first painting show hosted by T+H Gallery this year, “Close to Me” reverberates with the saturated colors of summer, from the blazing neon of flower gardens viewed at midday to the cool shadowed tones of the woodlands after rainfall. This contrast, seen throughout the galleries, can be summed up with Earthwork, a dynamic abstraction built with sheer layers of oil paint on panel. Soft-edged shapes work in tandem with more static, geometric forms, and engagingly lush brushstrokes hover in changeable depths of field. – Shana Dumont Garr, Boston Contributor


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Thank you Gina for a great lecture and visit!

Shown here: Gina critiquing with seniors Adrianna Enoch and Alex Smith.

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GINA BEAVERS LECTURE
October 13, 2016
4:30pm

Holmes Auditorium
This event is free and open to the public.

The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography is pleased to present visiting artist Gina Beavers.

In New York-based artist Gina Beavers’ tromp l’oeil paintings, Instagram culture and trends become thick, sculptural objects. Grids of how-to make-up posts are subject to deftly built up surfaces, layering paint to the point of no return. Bulging surfaces of a lobster roll turn what may have been a proud show-and-tell of a trip to Maine into what could quickly become grotesque and gluttonous – her playful choice of color and image avoid finger pointing. Beavers’ work acknowledges her own participation (and celebration?) of this image saturated world.

Gina Beavers’ work has been widely exhibited, nationally and internationally, including group shows at CANADA, Nicelle Beauchene and Zach Feuer in New York as well as Night Gallery in LA and Cooper Cole in Toronto. In 2015 Beavers was included in the ‘Greater New York’ exhibition at MoMA PS1. Her work has been reviewed in Frieze, Artforum, the LA Times and the New York Times, among others. Beavers is represented by Clifton Benevento in Los Angeles.

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Whitney Hubbs, Woman no. 3, 2016

The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography is pleased to announce that artist Whitney Hubbs has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Photography in the School of Art and Design at Alfred University.

Whitney Hubbs received her MFA at the University of California in Los Angeles and her BFA from California College of Art.  She is currently Photography Lab Supervisor at UCLA, a research position that contributes to the development of the photography program. Additionally, she has taught courses at the University of California Riverside, California State University Long Beach, and lectured at UCLA and USC.  Whitney has an impressive exhibition record nationally and internationally, with group exhibitions at The Getty Museum, LA, Ballroom Marfa, TX, Higher Pictures and Yancey Richardson, New York and Milk, Copenhagen. Her work has been reviewed in the New Yorker, Vice Magazine and ArtNews. Whitney is represented by M+B Gallery in Los Angeles.

 

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Congratulations Seniors on your BFA Thesis Shows!

 

CF058714 1-Rb-hdJENNIFER NIEDERHAUSER-SCHLUP LECTURE
April 19, 2016
5:30p

Nevins Theater
This event is free and open to the public.

The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography is pleased to present Randall Chair Jennifer Niederhauser-Schlup.

Swiss artist Jennifer Niederhauser-Schlup uses photography as modifier of vision and to complicate our conception of reality. Through manipulation of photographic space, she creates an unstable flow of information in order to confuse visual experience, deftly combining images to create perceived, unreal perfection. In each body of work, she photographs objects, people and landscapes, building strange and ambiguous narratives. Constructed objects in the studio and heavy post-production digital editing further the illusory quality of Niederhauser-Schlup’s world, as she searches for an uncertain truth.

Jennifer Niederhauser-Schlup’s work has been exhibited widely, including BEARSPACE gallery in London, the Unseen Photo Fair + Festival in Amsterdam and East Wing Gallery in Dubai. Her work has been published in Foam Magazine, Landscape Stories and Stand Quarterly. Along with her collaborator, Florine Bonaventure, she founded Adventice Editions, a multidisciplinary editorial project. Adventice was featured in the Swiss Focus room at MoMA PS1’s New York Art Book Fair in 2013. Niederhauser-Schlup received a BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and a Masters in Art Direction/Photoraphy from the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL).

Tuesday, April 5th at 4:30 in Binns-Merrill Hall, Room C

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 Jutta Haeckel, will present a lecture on her work and discuss the significance of painting in Düsseldorf, Germany. She will be joined at the end of her lecture by Kevin Wixted and Stephanie McMahon to give a brief overview of the new Alfred/Düsseldorf MFA in Painting scheduled to begin in fall 2017!

Jutta Haeckel lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. She served as the International Randal Chair in Painting at Alfred University in 2012. Born in Hanover, Germany, she studied at Hochschule fur Kunste in Bremen, Germany and Goldsmiths College in London. She has exhibited widely in Germany, including recent exhibitions at the Kunsthalle in Recklinghausen and at Schloss Detmold. Haeckel is represented by Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco. http://www.hosfeltgallery.com

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Congratulations Kevin!

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. was established in 1985 for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to individual visual artists of established ability through the generosity of the late Lee Krasner, one of the leading abstract expressionist painters and the widow of Jackson Pollock. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

Wixted, who earned bachelor of art and master of art degrees from Bloomsburg (PA) University, has also been granted a studio residency by the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF) at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ. ESKFF, founded in 2009, is an alternative channel for connecting artists, curators, collectors, galleries, cultural institutions, and the public through exhibitions and programming based on private contemporary art collections.

Last year, Wixted was awarded an AU International Fellowship for Faculty Development.

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February 3, 2016
5:30p

Nevins Theater
This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography is pleased to present visiting artist Curtis Mann. His visit coincides with the exhibition ‘Mater + Material’, a group exhibition in the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery. In addition to a lecture, Mann will be present in the gallery on Tuesday, February 2nd at 12pm, for a gallery talk with Assistant Professor Lydia Anne McCarthy and Visiting Assistant Professor Scott Alario.

Curtis Mann’s photographs contain fragments of scenes that are partially erased and obscured. Mann’s process draws attention to the artifice of the photographic medium by demonstrating the malleability of images. He begins by culling images of strife and conflict in various international locations from photosharing websites such as Flickr and then has prints made. Once he has the prints in hand he covers portions of the photographs with a protective varnish and pours bleach over each one, stripping away areas not coated with varnish. Through the physical destruction and manipulation of these images, Mann questions the medium’s reliability as a documentary tool, troubling the ability of a photograph to convey truth. (from The Whitney Biennial 2010)

Curtis Mann lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Providence, RI. Select recent solo exhibitions include Openings, Almine Rech, Paris; Modifications, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC; Medium and Materiality, Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy; Medium and Materiality, LUCE Gallery, Torino, Italy; making oneself, making oneself, Kavi Gupta BERLIN; After the Gold Rush: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Mann has also been included in a number of group museum exhibitions including Fruits of Passion: Project of Contemporary Art, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 12×12: New Artists/New Work(2009) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the 2010 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

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MATTER + MATERIAL
Selections from Transformational Imagemaking

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

January 29 – February 22, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, January 29, 7-9 pm

Coordinated by Lydia Anne McCarthy and Sharon McConnell

Culled from the exhibition Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960, curated by Robert Hirch, this selection focuses on works specifically dealing with the material process of photography, whether it be in the camera or on the print, and highlights photography’s relationship to painting, printmaking, design and sculpture.